Terms of Use

Personally identifiable information

This website does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when individuals provide such information on a voluntary basis by sending us their comments. Personally identifiable information collected will not be sold or provided to third parties without user consent. Upon request, we will delete the user and his or her personal information from the database associated with this website.


This site uses cookies. That is because we use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service which uses cookies to help us to count the number of people that visit our site and to analyse how they use it (e.g. we can determine which pages on our site are the most popular ones).

If you would like to stop our website from using Google Analytics during your visits – please click here to opt out. Please note, this will instead store a different cookie on your computer to let our site know that you have opted out of us using Google Analytics during your visits.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

We may also store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. We do this to enhance useability for partially sighted people by allowing the page colours to be altered to suit the viewer.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

Personal details

As an AONB Unit we keep personal details for legitimate business purposes related to our work and role, and with given consent e.g. for our enewsletter.
All personal details are stored on Somerset County Council encrypted devices and we comply with their IT systems.


When you subscribe to this service, by providing your email address, you are consenting to receive marketing from us which is occasionally contained in the e-newsletter and you agree that we may process your information in accordance with this privacy policy. Additionally, as we use MailChimp to automate our e-news, by subscribing your information will be processed by MailChimp in accordance with their privacy policy and terms which can be viewed on the MailChimp privacy page (please note this is an external website).

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any newsletter email you receive from us. We will treat your information with respect.

Volunteers and Young Rangers

Contact details are retained on our volunteers so that we may communicate with them in relation to their voluntary role and for us to have emergency contact details.
Contact details are updated every 12months and only held on current volunteers. Contact details are held for our AONB Young Rangers/ Advanced Young Rangers for the period in which they are registered and attending the scheme. When the scheme finishes all contact details are deleted.

Personal details are never provided to a third party.
Alongside the encrypted devices the volunteers and Young Rangers contact details are stored on a password protected spreadsheet.

Contact us

You can contact us anytime by emailing mendip@mendiphillsaonb.org.uk or calling 01761 462338 to request the personal details we may hold on you free of charge. You can also inform us at anytime to delete any personal information we hold on you or to rectify the details.